Longrow 13-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
13 years old
Bourbon / Sherry + Chilean Cab. Sauv.
Number of bottles
51.6 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
20 Feb 2020 10:27 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 240.00

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377 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 13-year-old

72 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.55 points

  1. Pulleohnestulle did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Why is it possible to whisky in the UK to approx. To sell 70 euros or as you can see in Italy for at least 89 euros.
    Only once again in Germany are you trying to rip off German customers.
    Hopefully certain retailers will stay in the bottle, but unfortunately that won't happen.
    And for the money, the whisky is not worth it.

  2. Josh71 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    I cannot understand the called up prices for German dealers of 120 EUR + x - explanations are very welcome.

    The German importer / wholesaler wants 100 EUR, ok. How does it differ from the Dutch / Belgian wholesaler, who wants around 80 EUR for a sales price of 90 EUR?

    My consequence with 120:
    Wonder, shake your head and move on.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Last year, the Longrow 11yo Pinot Noir, a bitter-sweet part with hints of bitter betel nut.
    This year a more than successful mix of whiskys matured in bourbon, sherry and wine barrels. Although the finish in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels lasted a whole three years: the wine barrel 'does not bulge', that is: it does not become too wide in taste, does not provide menthol, and does not make the whisky on the tongue too thin. The ripening period of 13 years in total will also have contributed to this. What you often get from UA - like Rauch-Weinfass whiskys - is of no age, conceals the lack of ripeness, is cardboard-sweet, menthol-like, with a short finish.
    None of this is this 13yo longrow.
    And otherwise? Was there anything else? Oh yes, the issue price. It was GBP 57 in the Campbeltown Cadenhead Shop.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Red (berry) fruits, warmed, like red groats with sour cherries, blackberries, strawberries, currants. In addition, a subtle smoky note that is not in the foreground. This is how a wine note can be made out. Dry wood, leather, clove powder, bay leaves.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Pleasantly strong start with sweet fruits that come out of the berry corner on the tongue and tend more towards Tropi Frutti - gummy bears without leaving an excessive sweetness on the tongue. The smoke from a campfire, warm and enveloping. Slightly fermented grapes, almonds. I'm waiting for the menthol note - but how lucky it is not coming. It stays thick and creamy on the tongue for a long time, providing toffee, chocolate and later a hint of cinnamon and curry.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long finish, still no menthol in sight. Not a bit tart, the fruit and berries still sweet, slightly dry, mild and unobtrusive smoky.

  4. Whiskydudes scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Regarding price, every whisky importer has his own policy. I know in Germany retailers had to purchase a combo deal with 1 x Longrow peated with each Longrow 13. And when you buying price is € 129 (for the combo) you cannot retail at € 85-89 as the regular Longrow peated is just worth around € 40. So don’t blame the German retailers, blame the German importer....

  5. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Once again, a wine barrel spoiled the molt.
    Aroma: smoked dried dates and raisins, pastries with butter cream, light wine sourness
    Taste: sour, with grassy bitterness ...
    Finish: long but sour

  6. chrismo did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    I could try it now. I don't understand why the whisky in Germany should cost between € 100 and € 140 (at most shops), although it was sold in Scotland for around € 65.

    A few shops in Germany have called "normal" prices up to € 75 or € 85. I would also buy a whole bottle for that, because it would be worth the taste to me. Everything about it is not worth it and there is something better / comparable for the money.

  7. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    "The whisky spent 10 years in Bourbon and Sherry casks before spending the next 3 years in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels - sourced from Mont Gras’ Intriga Estate in Alto Maipo, at the foot of the Andes in Chile."

  8. Saltmark scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Extraordinary colour, rather like a rosé wine. Only subtle smokiness in the nose. Maritime flavours with fruits. Taste starts with smoke and dry bitterness, fruity aromas follow. Reminding of wine gum. Finish with oaky bitterness and some faint saltyness.
    Adding water helps to allow those brackish Campbeltown aromas (which I personally like and often miss these days) to show.
    Despite the collectible hype this malt is worth a try.

  9. the_muskox scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Another knockout. This is packed with smoky blood-orange bacon goodness from end to end. The play between the musty peat and zingy fruit is very exciting. The texture is nice and oily as well. Don’t be dissuaded by this being a cab sav finish rather than a full maturation: there’s plenty of strong wine notes to go around. I’m not sure the dram would be any better with a full maturation rather than the 3-year finish. Did I mention that I love blood oranges?

    Nose: Loads of Longrow goodness, not completely swamped by the red wine. Malted barley, with familiar notes of sesame seeds and musty, earthy smoke. Some heavy savoury notes of braised beef and mulch. Blood orange, cherries, cassis, wine gums, raisins, and baked apples. Some cinnamon and star anise. Some very fragrant vanilla.

    Palate: Thick, oily texture. A big blast of zingy blood orange and wine gums up front. There’s plenty of salty and savoury, with loads of caramelized mushrooms, bacon, toasted nuts, and coconut. Dark thick wine notes as well. Pardon my French, but it’s something like a coq au vin sauce. The heavy industrial peat in the middle is tempered by fruity sweetness and acidity: maybe some mulled wine or apple cider. Woody spice on the development: wine tannins, dark-roasted malt, cinnamon, licorice, and overbrewed English Breakfast.

    Finish: Musty and savoury, with more dark sweetness and a zing of acidity. Loads of blood orange, some grapefruit, raisins, and a hint of crystallized pineapple. More black tea, crusty sourdough, apple cider, and licorice. Some salty bacon. Chestnut?

  10. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    This is the worst release in the Red Series thus far. Very disappointing.:-(

    Not sure what to say, but it's very off-putting. I think there is some sulphur, but regardless it's sour and very bitter on the finish.

    I'm half way through this bottle (I gave it every opportunity to right itself) and will not drink anymore. Blah.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81


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